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Some grocery stories are no longer allowing shoppers to use reusable bags as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus.

Changing habits related to coronavirus pandemic offer reasons for hope in fighting climate crisis

April 7, 2020

Worldwide, the human response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to a decrease in emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and the human activities that negatively impact the environment. While the decr...

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

September 16, 2019

      During New Student Convocation, student orientation leaders, along with the college’s Sustainability Assistant Christian Williams, stood next to three composting and five rec...

Through partnerships with organizations including Rock the Earth and the Love Hope Strength Foundation, Lollapalooza is taking on green initiatives.

Lollapalooza increases green initiatives

August 2, 2019

Empty beer cups, water bottles, paper plates and napkins are some of the many pieces of trash found on the Lollapalooza grounds. With more than 100,000 people expected to be in attendance at the fe...

In response to ‘Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices’

In response to ‘Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices’

November 20, 2018

To the editor, The Chronicle recently reported on the Rally for Clean Water that Mighty Earth hosted in front of McDonald’s headquarters in the West Loop. The rally was intended to draw attentio...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract has been extended through the 2023-2024 school year, more than a year earlier than expected. 

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract extended despite C-Fac allegations

November 18, 2018

In a unanimous decision, the Board of Trustees extended President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s contract to the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, more than a year earlier than expected and a week after C-Fac and OurColumbia called for his resignation.   Kim’s previous contract was ...

Chicago environmental activists called on McDonald's to boycott unsustainable meat suppliers Tyson and Cargill in a Nov. 13 Rally for Clean Water. 

Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices

November 17, 2018

Consumer and environmental rights activists and local restaurants want people to think twice before picking up their next Big Mac. During a Nov. 14 Rally for Clean Water, global environmental organiz...

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

September 24, 2018

What happened to the environmental movement at Columbia? Once a leader, the college is losing ground to one of its biggest competitors. Columbia once emphasized its on-campus environmental sustainability initiatives with pride, but now the practices have been brushed unde...

Riley Fest, at 1104 S. Wabash Ave., celebrated co-founder Ida Riley, Sept. 20.

Riley Fest honors Columbia co-founder

September 24, 2018

Amid music, food and exciting energy, Columbia students gathered to celebrate one of the college’s co-founders. Riley Fest, a student-produced festival, returned to Columbia Sept. 20 to honor Ida Riley. “Riley Fest is the sister event to Blood Ball. It is a festiva...

Chicago-native and third place winner of American Idol season 10, Haley Reinhart, performed at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Nov. 5 for her

‘Ba-ba’ bopping to Haley Reinhart

November 8, 2017

Lincoln Hall was transported back in time to the '60s Nov. 5, riding thepowerhouse vocals and sultry jazz melodies of Haley Reinhart. Reinhart was accompanied by two stellar opening acts from offbea...

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

Amazon

By Metro Reporter

February 9, 2015

With the grace period for a new law having ended Feb. 1, Amazon will now be collecting sales tax from Illinois customers. Revisions made to the state Use Tax Act now mandate that out-of-state retaile...

John Wawrzaszek (center) accepted the Gold Level Campus Sustainability Compact Award based on the various environmental efforts the college has initiated on campus.

Columbia wins gold for going green

November 17, 2014

In a world evermore concerned with environmentalism and green energy, Columbia is considered at the forefront of sustainability. The college received a Gold Level Campus Sustainability Compact Award Oc...

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